Berta Jottar was kind enough to pass along the following information:
New Meanings: Afro-Descendant Percussion Practices—
Williams College + Mass MoCA | February 12-14, 2010
Come and join us as we explore and network percussive traditions from the African Diaspora with some of most experienced artists and performers in the U.S.
New Meanings: Afro-Descendant Percussion Practices, explores the impact and direction of musical developments in the African Diaspora. Through interactive workshops, panels, lecture-demonstrations, video and concerts, the symposium will examine the contemporary interconnectivity that exists between percussion practices from West Africa, the Caribbean and the U.S.
Guest lecturers and artists include: Pedrito Martinez, Roman Diaz, M’bemba Bangoura, Ilu Aye, Café da Silva, Tyshawn Sorey, Mike Wimberly, Barbara Browning, Sonny Allen, Frisner Augustine, Atiba Rorie, Berta Jottar, Bashir Shakur, and more!!
To register and for more information, visit: stalwart-originality.williams.
edu or call 413.597.3340
Student Registration $35
Early Registration $75
(before Jan. 29)
Late Registration $85
(before Feb. 12)
Door Registration $100
**Bus available, roundtrip from NYC/Williamstown for $40, see registration.